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Double Actuator - Bottle Logic Brewing

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BA SCORE
86
very good

14 Reviews
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Reviews: 14
Hads: 119
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 7.95%
Wants: 6
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bottle Logic Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Lucnifter on 02-18-2014

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Reviews: 14 | Hads: 119
Reviews by Stevedore:
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3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle, indeterminate bottling date. Thanks Tyler. Poured into a GLBC snifter today, 5/1/2014.

A- Clear and light orange-copper body, two finger white head with good retention, no lacing. Pretty typical appearance for a DIPA.

S- Smells interesting actually; a nice bready caramel malt backbone is supplemented very well by a solid tangerine and papaya nose. Not super complex, but this is a nicely balanced nose and is certainly interesting.

F- Unfortunately, the nose doesn't translate to the palate. It's got some papaya and tropical fruit, but the malt backbone kind of falls behind here. It's quite bitter with a relatively non-descript hop contribution, though you do get a little bit of tropical fruit.

M- Quite bitter, medium bodied and carbonated well enough. But the bitterness is too much for the relative lack of hop flavours on the palate.

O- I expected more based on the nose, it just ended up being too bitter for what you'd expect based on the nose. A weird beer in that manner, as you can usually tell how much hops you'll taste when you smell it. But this is a beer that smells quite a bit better than it tastes. (1,140 characters)

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Nose is on point with this DIPA, all tropical fruit and such. The palate gets a bit sticky as it goes, with a surprising bitter/boozy punch as well. It's headed in the right direction, though, and I think, with a little fine tuning, could be a really strong beer. Knowing Bottle Logic, I imagine they'll continue to tinker. (323 characters)

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3.3/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer was expensive for a 22oz DIPA bomber. The aroma literally smelled like cat piss. I've never experienced this before with any other IPA. I am quite certain that I will not be having this one again. (206 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of RaulMondesi
3.56/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Out of a bottle and into tbe baby Almanac snifter.

Like that moment when you ring the door bell of a first date after meeting her during a drunken Saturday prior.

And....

Meh. Not ugly, but not what you hoped for. And smell and taste follow suit. It's not a bad date, but it just wasn't what you were hoping for. A bit too bitter, too flat, too bland.

Next!

It warms...

Getting better. But Raul still isn't tripping. (422 characters)

Photo of largadeer
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 05/06/14, 10% ABV. Hopped with Mosaic, Citra, Centennial & Columbus.

Appearance: Clear, polished copper body with a clinging white head.

Smell: Big fruity hops - stone fruit, tropical fruit. Floral notes. Fairly sweet as well, but not excessively - the malt accentuates the fruitier aspects of the hop profile without contributing much actual grain aroma. This is on the verge of being too malty, without crossing that line; instead the malt is complementary to the hops.

Palate: Juicy apricot, pineapple, mango; just all-around juicy. On the sweeter side, without much bitterness, yet the malt is reigned-in just enough that it doesn't come across as cloying. Medium-bodied, perhaps leaning toward full. It's an easy drinker for the heft. The substantial malt backbone does a great job of highlighting the fruitier aspect of the hop bill. Thankfully there's no grain character here, or astringency from the crystal malt.

Overall: My first beer from this new brewery, and I'm pretty impressed. Looking forward to trying more from them. (1,047 characters)

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Double Actuator from Bottle Logic Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.